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Archive: August 1, 2013

PHOTO: These Santa Fe children are involved in early learning at a family childcare home.<br />Courtesy of TEACH Early Childhood, a project of NM Assn. for the Education of Young Children.<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. - Folks from New Mexico are joining 350 early-childhood experts this week at the Build Initiative 2013 Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) national meeting in Washington, D.C., where the focus will be on advancing early learning and development. Dan Haggard, deputy director ...Read More

Mary Schuermann

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An African immigrant is leading a charge to help make an Ohio city a friendly place for immigrants. Migwe Kimenia came to the United States in 1998 and has been working with the American Friends Service Committee to help city leaders in Dayton see the potential in supporting immigr ...Read More

PHOTO: Golfers, archers and cyclists will join athletes from all over the state in the Boise area this month for the Idaho Senior Games, which kick-off this weekend. Photo courtesy of Idaho Senior Games

BOISE, Idaho - Golfers, archers and cyclists will join athletes from all over the state in the Boise area this month for the Idaho Senior Games, which kick off this weekend. Competitors are all age 50-plus, with some 90-plus already signed up. It's the 25th anniversary of the event, which games dir ...Read More

PHOTO: New Yorkers are among hundreds of child care providers from around the country meeting in Washington, DC today to share ideas on how to evaluate, rate and improve child care programs. Courtesy Build Initiative

COMMACK, N.Y. - People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers - why shouldn't parents looking for a quality preschool or child care center have similar guidelines? That's being planned or implemented in nearly every state, and the people working on methods of ass ...Read More

PHOTO: The Consumer Federation of America has released its top ten list of consumer complaints and auto issues are on top. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's one of your biggest purchases, and it could be your biggest headache. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) reports that auto issues are the top consumer complaint for 2012. CFA director of consumer protection Susan Grant said false advertising for new and used cars, and t ...Read More

Pennsylvania Key estimates that there are approximately 730,000 children in Pennsylvania ages 5 and under, and that roughly 40 percent of them are considered low-income.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - When hundreds of early-childhood experts meet in the nation's capital this week, the issues they plan to discuss could help lay a stronger foundation of learning and success for children in Pennsylvania. The national meeting of the Build Initiative's "Quality Rating and Improvemen ...Read More

PHOTO: More than two-dozen groups from across Texas and the nation are calling on Rayovac to join in efforts to increase the recycling of old batteries, as their competitors are doing. In landfills, toxins from batteries can leach into the soil and water, threatening public and environmental health. CREDIT: Dean Johnson

AUSTIN, Texas - One of the nation's largest battery makers is being urged to plug in when it comes to recycling efforts in the state and across the country. Andrew Dobbs, program director, Texas Campaign for the Environment, said Duracell, Energizer and Panasonic are taking part in efforts to increa ...Read More

PHOTO: The agencies reviewing plans for coal export terminals in Washington state are going to look at how increased coal-train traffic would affect people living along the line  from Montana to the border. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BELGRADE - Montana is in the game. The agencies reviewing plans for coal export terminals in Washington state are going to look at how increased coal-train traffic would affect people living along the line - from Montana to the terminal sites in Washington. Jeannie Brown owns a home in Belgrade abou ...Read More

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